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Trapped by Tyrannical Thorns

I realized yesterday that I'm trapped, thoroughly entangled amid thorns that are piercing my flesh. I remember when I was a girl, yelling for my daddy's help, trapped in a place I shouldn't have gone.

Let me start with Jesus' story about what has happened to me. You remember the parable of the sower, don't you?

“Behold, a sower went out to sow.4 And as he sowed, some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds came and devoured them.5 Some fell on stony places, where they did not have much earth; and they immediately sprang up because they had no depth of earth.6 But when the sun was up they were scorched, and because they had no root they withered away.7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up and choked them.8 But others fell on good ground and yielded a crop: some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.” (Mt. 13: 3-8)

Altogether He describes four different kinds of soil. I live in the desert southwest, so I have a yard full of the first three: 

The hard pat…